2014 - 2015 Season


  "Irish Rep revives McPherson’s moody trialogue just beautifully." -Time Out

Port Authority
Winner of Best Production at the 2014 1st Irish Festival

by Conor McPherson
directed by
Ciarán O’Reilly
starring Billy Carter, Peter Maloney & James Russell

September 24- November 16, 2015
at the DR2 Theatre in Union Square

Port Authority is the story of three generations of Irish men: Kevin, a rudderless young man who falls for his female roommate who doesn’t reciprocate his feelings; Dermot, in middle age, who mistakenly launches into a job he cannot handle; and Joe, a widower who hoards his memories of a lifelong romantic passion. Conor McPherson, Ireland’s master storyteller, weaves an interconnected tale of love, life, and shattered dreams.

Performance Schedule:
Tues at 7pm | Wed at 3pm & 8pm
| Thu at 7pm | Fri at 8pm | Sat at 3pm & 8pm | Sun at 3pm
Tickets: $70

Approx. Running Time: 1hour, 30 minutes

Opening Night: Thursday, October 2, 2014

Port Authority Preview
Director Ciaran O'Reilly and the cast of Port Authority discuss playwright Conor McPherson's gift for finding "something momentous in the mundane."

What the Critics are saying...

“a neat bit of literary magic… superb–The New Yorker

"Solid production... At the DR2 Theater, Ciaran O’Reilly lets Mr. McPherson’s plain-spoken poetry speak for itself... the bittersweet theme, a conjugation of inaction and regret, is potent." -The New York Times

"Ciarán O’Reilly’s production is graceful and meticulous; between this and last season’s The Weir, the Irish Rep has become the best place to see McPherson’s work." -Time Out 

"Beautifully acted revival... Under the astute direction of Ciaran O'Reilly, the stories of Kevin, Dermot, and Joe -- rendered with a pitch-perfect ear for the nuances of McPherson's poetic language by James Russell, Billy Carter, and Peter Maloney -- are spun out in alternating monologues that, like any good yarn, are both funny and poignant." -Huffington Post

“robust revival… intense and elegiac.” –Associated Press

“a gem …features intimate performances of the highest caliber that are not to be missed”. –Stage Buddy

“Irish Rep’s intimate revival of Conor McPherson’s Port Authority is excellently acted and directed… It’s a quiet, contemplative play, but one that is definitely worth your time. –Theater is Easy 

“each of the three veteran players, Peter Maloney, Billy Carter and James Russell, holds his own as bard to their compositions, delivering each word with the weight of inevitability while their worlds materialize before us.”
–EDGE Media

quite poignant–TheaterMania

Cast: (in order of appearance)                                                       
Kevin James Russell
Dermot Billy Carter
Joe Peter Maloney
Artistic Team:  
Director Ciarán O’Reilly
Set Design Charlie Corcoran
Costume Design Linda Fisher
Lighting Design Michael Gottlieb
Sound Design M. Florian Staab
Original Music Ryan Rumery
Dialect Coach Stephen Gabis
Production Stage Manager Pamela Brusoski
Assistant Stage Manager Rebecca C. Monroe













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